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The Mud Life Issue 21 December 2020

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As we emerge from another lockdown, I can’t help but reflect on what a turbulent year it’s been. Some of you will have been furloughed (who knew that word existed 12 months ago?) and lived quite well, saving money whilst sat at home and putting on weight. Others on the other hand will have lost their jobs, incomes and struggled with unimaginary stresses just to simply survive, it hasn’t been easy, or fair, on a lot of us.

The Mud Life Issue 21 December 2020
The Mud Life Issue 21 December 2020
Publication Information
Cover Price: Free
Format: Digital, 112 pages
Frequency: Monthly
Subject: 4×4, Off-Roading, Green-Laning
Publisher: The Mud Life
News, Reviews & Adventure

The Mud Life Issue 21 December 2020

Turner’s Torque

As we emerge from another lockdown, I can’t help but reflect on what a turbulent year it’s been. Some of you will have been furloughed (who knew that word existed 12 months ago?) and lived quite well, saving money whilst sat at home and putting on weight. Others on the other hand will have lost their jobs, incomes and struggled with unimaginary stresses just to simply survive, it hasn’t been easy, or fair, on a lot of us.

With that in mind, I hope that in our small corner of the universe at least, the fact that The Mud Life remains free to read and enjoy has brought a little joy and escapism to many.

On the subject of escapism, did you know that along with our Twitter, Instagram and regular Facebook page (all @ TheMudLifeMag), we also have a Facebook group that continues to grow – MegaMudLifers, so join up and enjoy the vibe.

On the subject of our growing Mud Life ‘family’, we want to say a huge thanks to everyone who regularly buys us a hot chocolate on our Ko-Fi page, and especially to those of you who leave us extra donations – you know who you are, thank you.

Buying us a hot chocolate on our Ko-Fi page doesn’t just help us to keep The Mud Life free for everyone, but it also gives Muddy Madam and I a massive morale boost knowing that you guys and gals not only enjoy what we do, but appreciate it, too.

So, as we enthusiastically bid farewell to 2020 and cautiously emerge into 2021, Muddy Madam and I would like to raise a glass to each and every one of you and wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. Heres to hangovers and turkey butties. Stay safe and we’ll see you all in 2021.

Damian, Editor-in-Chief

<strong>What’s in this Issue</strong>

TURNER’S TORQUE 5

NEWS 6-13

LANING LIFE 14-21

JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 22-31

AUDI Q2 32-40

ISUZU D-MAX BLADE 42-51

GOODS & GEAR 52-57

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 58-69

JEEP – A HISTORY 70-79

FB PAGE of the MONTH 80-81

WHAT 3 WORDS 82-83

A POOTLE AROUND BOOTLE 84-94

IN OUR GARAGE 96-97

SIMON SAYS 98-99

READER’S RIDES 100-105

RETRO SNAPS 106-107

DIRECTORIES 108-111

<strong>Karen Lee’s Editorial</strong>

Finally, an apology from Muddy Madam…

As Damian has mentioned, 2020 hasn’t been the best of years, in fact it definitely goes
near the top of my ‘WORST YEARS EVER‘ list; though not hitting the top spot as
that was the year I was royally dumped whilst living abroad (actually I was ghosted, before
ghosting became a ‘thing’), then found out he stole all my money, followed by a roof
crushing rolling-down-an-embankment car crash, all topped off with my sweet German
Shepherd dog, Chrissie, dying in quarantine without me around. Yep, that was a crap year.
That said, I think that for many of you 2020 may be at number one in your W.Y.E. list, and
that is what I have to apologise for….you see, it’s all my fault.

Let me elaborate……

I am the person responsible for putting the mag together, and who decides what adorns
the front cover, and I made a grave error at the beginning of the year. As you can see
from the pic I tempted fate with my optimism, and fate decided to kick everyone in the
proverbial nuts in retaliation. I am so very sorry, and I promise that in 2021 I won’t repeat
the mistake. Please forgive me, and have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

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